Drought-Proofing Your Farm with Keyline Design Workshop
weekend of November 30-Dec 2, The Department of Sustainable Living at Maharishi
University of Management will host Australian expert,
Darren Doherty, for this
timely workshop on Drought-Proofing Your Farm Utilizing Keyline Design. Keyline
Design is a technique for maximizing beneficial use of water resources of a
piece of land. Keyline Farming is an integrated approach to broadscale
landscape design and a practice that emphasizes soil building and
innovative water harvesting, with the resultant soils becoming the largest
reservoir of water in a landscape. The workshop will also cover survey and
layout methods including GPS (Global Positioning Systems).
Due to drought conditions Iowa has experienced for several growing seasons and
the prediction that those conditions may well continue, it is imperative for
growers to explore new techniques for maximizing efficient water use. Darren
Doherty, expert from Australia, has had extensive experience across the planet
in project design, development & management, with a focus on retrofitting
broad-acre agricultural systems, and has been acclaimed as a pioneer in this
important & often overlooked field. With an alumni of over 5000 people, Darren
has conducted trainings across more than 40 countries and originated the
Keyline Farming Course, Carbon Farming Course, Carbon Economy Course, RegenAG,
and TransitionAG. He is a qualified Whole Farm Planner, Approved Keyline
Designer, & Accredited Permaculture Training (APT) Trainer, and is based at
'Dehesa Felix', Eppalock, central Victoria, south eastern Australia.
The workshop is an intensive blend of technical & practical sessions
targeted at farmers, professional land managers, consultants, designers, earth
movers and anyone with a strong interest in sustainable land management and
Our generous event sponsors:
Practical Farmers of Iowa, Leopold Center, National Center for Appropriate
Technology(NCAT), Backyard Abundance, Solar-powered KRUU 100.1 FM
Weekend workshop fee: $100; Students: $25, MUM Students: free. Meals and Lodging are not included.
Location: Free Friday Eve Public lecture- Argiro Center: 7:30 pm
Weekend-New Sustainable Living Building, MUM Campus: 9-5 Sat. and Sun.
For more information, please contact Molly Reiff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3319.594.0086 or Leanne Hays at email@example.com or 641.472.1174.